Power Rankings - Week 15
Updated 12/17 by Mike Brown, Exclusive for Footballguys.com
These are just my opinion. If you disagree, feel free to let me know at email@example.com.
Games I watched in Week 13
- Pit @ Cle
- NYJ @ TB (didn't have access to my DirecTV this week)
- SD @ Dal
- Phi @ NYG
- Arz @ SF
Rk Team Name Record (Prv.)
- New Orleans Saints 13-0 (1)
You know what sucks? In my main league, my primary opponent in a total points league has Drew Brees who from all accounts is going to play down the stretch in order to chase history.
- Indianapolis Colts 13-0 (2)
Meanwhile, I've got Peyton Manning. Thanks, Jim Caldwell. Go back to sleep. We'll wake you up when your team has lost to the Pats in the Divisional Round.
- Minnesota Vikings 11-2 (3)
I haven't been to the gym in about a week, and I'm starting to look like a combination of Kevin Williams' stomach and Brad Childress' beard.
- San Diego Chargers 10-3 (5)
A victory Sunday and a first round bye is in the cards. And Marlon McCree is thankfully nowhere to be found!
- Cincinnati Bengals 9-4 (4)
Thoughts and prayers to the Henry family and the Cincinnati organization.
- Philadelphia Eagles 9-4 (8)
Don't look now, but three of the four teams I picked to go to the conference title games are currently ranked within my top six overall.
- Green Bay Packers 9-4 (10)
Lost in all of the defensive prowess and Aaron Rodgers excellent season is the year that Ryan Grant is turning in.
- Arizona Cardinals 8-5 (6)
So am I the only one who needed nothing more than for Kurt Warner to not suddenly morph into Browning Nagle in order to win their playoff game? And then lose because he did?
- Dallas Cowboys 8-5 (7)
You know the feeling when you go out on a freezing cold winter morning and walk to your car? You're wearing pants, and you know that when you first sit down on the seat of the car that the shiver going up your leg from the cold fabric hitting your thigh is going to make you want to kill yourself? Well, this team's playoff chances give me a worse feeling than that.
- Denver Broncos 8-5 (9)
They should win two of the last three to get in as a wild card, where they have approximately about a nothing% chance of beating whoever it is they'll play in Round 1.
- New England Patriots 8-5 (11)
Look, I hate the Pats as much as the next guy. But you've got to hand it to Belichick for talking smack to the Panthers for running their mouths about Moss. The same Moss who, by the way, is going to go absolutely nuts this week statistically.
- Baltimore Ravens 7-6 (13)
This team, as bad as I believe their defense to be, is about four plays away from being 11-2.
- New York Giants 7-6 (12)
Now that A-Rod has broken up with Kate Hudson, Giant fans immediately begin wondering if their defensive backs have her cell number.
- Jacksonville Jaguars 7-6 (15)
It would be such a shame if they get in the playoffs. Mostly because they're either going to get destroyed and make the first round game boring, or THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION.
- Pittsburgh Steelers 6-7 (14)
Imagine going on American Idol and coming in fourth behind Roseanne Barr, a howling beagle, and an Adidas gym sock. That is what the Steelers have done in losing to Kansas City, Oakland, and Cleveland this past month.
- Tennessee Titans 6-7 (17)
It's time I let you guys know something. I had a chance to trade Cedric Benson for Chris Johnson prior to Benson's injury, but passed because they were separated by a handful of points and Benson's runs weren't dependent on him breaking 50+ yard runs. So why does FBG pay me for analysis again?
- Atlanta Falcons 6-7 (16)
Oh wait they don't pay me for analysis in-season; they pay me to be entertaining so why does FBG pay me at all again?
- Miami Dolphins 7-6 (18)
Four wins in their last five and three fairly winnable games coming up. Could we be seeing a repeat of 2008?
- New York Jets 7-6 (19)
Before you start printing your Super Bowl tickets, let's remember that this 3-game winning streak is against a group that is currently 11-28 on the season.
- Houston Texans 6-7 (20)
Too little, too late.
- San Francisco 49ers 6-7 (21)
Do they deserve to move up after dominating a very good team? Sure they do. But tell me who I'm moving down that is currently ahead of them.
- Carolina Panthers 5-8 (22)
- Chicago Bears 5-8 (23)
- Washington Redskins 4-9 (26)
- Oakland Raiders 4-9 (25)
- Seattle Seahawks 5-8 (24)
- Buffalo Bills 5-8 (28)
- Kansas City Chiefs 3-10 (27)
- Cleveland Browns 2-11 (31)
- Saint Louis Rams 1-12 (29)
- Tampa Bay Bucs 1-12 (30)
- Detroit Lions 2-11 (32)
mail-ing-it-in (n). running out of material and being up against your deadline because your "other" job is coming down the stretch and you didn't budget your time wisely, so you spread an unfunny joke out that shouldn't even cover one team, but you make it cover eleven of them so your article takes 1/3 less time than usual. See also: Chase Stuart-ing it up
Super Shufflers of the Week
- Green Bay Packers (+3) - Not much movement here because clusters of teams all around one another tended to win or lose together. Looks like a big shakeup might be in store next week though.
Plungers of the Week
- No one dropped more than two spots, even though Pittsburgh certainly deserved to.